A Small City

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223) “In the seventh month, on the tenth of the month you will torment your souls,” so that Israel will be found worthy before the holy king and their desire will be for the Creator and to cling unto Him, so their iniquities will be atoned for them. Hence, one who eats and drinks on the ninth, and delights his soul with food and drink will find a twofold torment of the soul on the tenth. It will be as though he had been tormented on the ninth and on the tenth. “Your souls” includes everything, body and soul, and to surrender on that day so as to atone for their iniquities.

224) “For in this day shall atonement be made for you, to purify you,” since on that day the holy Atik appears, Keter, to atone for everyone’s iniquities.

225) It is written, “A small city with few people in it.” A city is Malchut. It is small because it is the last and lowest of all the Sefirot. Its walls are big, strong, and holy. It is called The Holy City. “With few people in it”: few are rewarded with rising into it and dwelling in it. It is written, “Who will climb up the mountain of the Lord, and who will rise in the place of His holiness?” This is why few people are in it.

226) A great king came to it and circled it. The Creator came to bond with it and dwell in it. He circled it, as it is written, “a wall of fire round about.” He built on it great bastions; He built its walls so the outer ones could not suckle from it, great and strong, and handsome, and beautiful, and holy. It is called The Holy City and He put into it all the glory of the king.

For this reason, it, alone, comprises all the crowns of the king, from the Mochin de ZA, and all the crowns of the king are crowned in it, as it is written, “A virtuous woman is her husband’s crown.” It is so because ZA crowns in illumination of Hochma only when he mates with Malchut, since Hochma is revealed only in Malchut. This is why it is written, “With few people in it,” for not every person is rewarded with it.

227) He found in it a poor and wise man, who saved the city with his wisdom. “Poor” means as it is written, “And they built for Pharaoh cities of poverty,” which is crowned in strong crowns, the crowns of the Torah and the king’s Mitzvot of the Torah. He is called “wise” because he has been awarded that wisdom. Malchut is called “lower Hochma,” the place of revealing of the Hochma [wisdom]. And “wise” is because he is wiser than any man, looking at his Master’s work to be rewarded with it and enter it. “And he saved the city with his wisdom,” for by looking, he was saving it, so the outer ones would not suckle from it.

228) But no one remembered that poor man. That is, no one remembered to keep the Mitzvot of the Torah and engage in Torah like that poor man who connected to everything in order to be rewarded with it. And the text continues, “And I said, ‘wisdom is better than might,’” for in that world, only true righteous, who engage in the Torah day and night, are allowed inside, and they are crowned in the Mitzvot of the Torah in this world so as to come with them to the next world.

229) “And the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard,” since people do not want to look at him. They do not want to bond with him or listen to his words. Anyone who listens to words of Torah is happy in this world. It is as though he received the Torah from Sinai. One should even listen to words of Torah from any person. One who lends one’s ear to it gives glory to the holy king and gives glory to the Torah. It is written about him, “This day you have become a nation to the Lord your God.”

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